Mr. Geoffrey Mackey

Faculty Seminar Series

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 7:00 PM


Presenter: Mr. Geoffrey Mackey, Adjunct Associate Professor

Topic: Liturgical Composition in an Ecumenical Age: Byzantine Influences in 20th Century Protestant Liturgies

Synopsis: The 20th century liturgical movement affected every major Christian tradition in various ways. Methodist liturgiologist Geoffrey Wainwright has rightly indicated that one of the fruits of the liturgical movement was a convergence of practice through a return to common sources shared by all Christians, regardless of confessional differences. Three mainline Protestant groups in America – Episcopalians, Lutherans, and Presbyterians – produced revised liturgical books in the latter 20th century. This lecture will examine their texts to identify the influences of the Byzantine Tradition in their official liturgies.

Question and Answer session included.
Program concludes by 8:15 PM.

Location:    Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15214

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